A school district west of Minneapolis may be the latest to drop the idea of a valedictorian at graduation time in favor of an honors system that include more students. Read more →
A lot of school boards across the country have student representatives to provide the perspective of the students. Fargo’s is dead set against the idea, the Fargo Forum reports today.
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The Minnesota Department of Revenue has released its annual list of preliminary maximum property tax levies from local governments, which in many cases could lead to higher individual tax bills.
Not surprisingly, considering last week’s local school referenda, the more sizable increases are from the schools. Statewide, it’s about a 7.5 percent increase, with about half of that with the permission of voters in those referenda. Read more →
Some parents in the Stillwater area worry that a a cellphone tower at a junior high school will harm their kids. Read more →
In Texas, the limits of protection are being explored by a school system near San Antonio that banned a child from using sunscreen on a recent field trip because it’s “typically toxic”. The child’s mother, Christy Riggs, is upset because skin cancer runs in her family; her father recently died because of it, KEYE TV Read more →
It’s not at all surprising that so many Americans are ignorant about their civil liberties given that many of the school districts in charge of teaching them can’t grasp them, either. Read more →
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a school district in California was within its rights when it ordered kids who wore T-shirts adorned with the American flag to turn them inside out. Read more →
Should the skyways of Nicollet Mall be destroyed, what does it take to cancel school around here (and elsewhere), the commercial drone war has already started, Rod Carew’s mission, and the growing legend of Derrick Coleman. Read more →
On the cover of the Rolling Stone, the rise of the baseball scorecard, why can’t a lemonade stand just be a lemonade stand, a step toward racial equality in Saint Paul, and the return of the bookmobile. Read more →
“Some college, no degree” is not going to cut it.
A Florida teen, known among school staff for her stellar record at Bartow High School, was a little too curious on Monday morning.
You don’t usually hear about the kids in the school band getting into trouble. They tend not to jump on tables at lunch doing the Harlem Shake, or suspended from band for making sex tapes, and they’re not usually the schoolyard bullies. Band — music programs — must be doing something right, or the programs just seem to attract a decent brand of child.
A teacher had students write math problems, the students wrote math problems about slaves, the teacher handed out the problems, and there are some parents — some parents — who wonder what the big deal is?
Is fear of young children a legitimate phobia or a good reason to try to shake down a school district? We’re about to find out.
A failing grade for Minnesota schools has more to it than meets the eye.